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Royal Gorge RIO Annual Arkansas River Clean Up

May 1, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Royal Gorge RIO is teaming up with American Rivers to sponsor 2022’s Royal Gorge RIO River Clean-Up!  Did you know that the most littered item is food packaging?  Mostly from single use fast food restaurants, plastic wrapping, cardboard and paper.  Let’s do our part to keep our river beautiful and clean.

May 1, 2022  Check in starts at 9:00 AM or 12:30 PM

GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SIGN UP IN ADVANCE BY SENDING INQUIRY TO royalgorgerio@gmail.com.  Questions can be directed to the same e-mail address.

This is a FREE event.

Additional Information

Site Selection

Site 1: Canon City River Walk 12:30 PM
Location: Centennial Park to Mackenzie Boat Ramp
Shore clean up and boat access

Site 2: Royal Gorge 9:30 AM
Location: Parkdale Boat Ramp to Centennial Park
Boat access

Site 3:  Big Horn Sheep Canyon 9:30 AM
Location:  Pinnacle Rock Boat Ramp to Parkdale Boat Ramp
Shore clean up along Hwy 50 picnic and day use sites and boat access

Site 4: Upper Bighorn
Location: Lone Pine to Pinnacle Rock 9:30 AM
Shore clean up along Hwy 50 picnic and day use sites and boat access


Get geared up and ready to help!

What to Wear: Clothes that you can get dirty or wet, sturdy shoes (no flip-flops), long pants or high boots to avoid scratches, gloves.

What to Bring:  Sunscreen, insect repellent, and a reusable water bottle. We will provide hand sanitizer, trash bags, and lunch.


May 1, 2022
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


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